Five games that will decide Brendan Rodgers' future at Liverpool

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The pressure has been turned up on Brendan Rodgers and rightly so, Liverpool looked lacklustre in a horrendous defeat to old time rivals Manchester United and show little signs of bouncing back to their very best.

The Reds are currently ongoing an identity crisis and all fingers have been quick to point the blame at the man in charge, and rightly so.

Last Saturday saw even more of the same ignorance Rodgers has been guilty of before. Players were playing out of position, decisive decisions were not made and while one team came for the win, the Reds were settling for just the one point.


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Bordeaux - Europa League Group Stage 17/9

After their failure to qualify for the Champions League, the Reds now must shift their attention to Thursday nights in the quest for European Silverware yet Rodgers has never taken the competition seriously, all signs indicate a similar trend.

From the team he will field to the mentality he'll enforce upon the player, Liverpool fans are looking for a convincing three points after back to back defeats. 

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Aston Villa - Premier League 26/9

Often suggested as being the Reds bogey team, Tim Sherwood's Villa have been stubborn so far this season and Rodgers must under all circumstances conduct a solid home win to win back the support of the Anfield faithful.

All eyes of course will be on big money signing Christian Benteke as he plays against his old club, he's scored 2 goals so far in this campaign but he'll be wanting to increase that tally in this fixture.

Everton - Premier League 4/10

There's no better way to get the fans back on your side than to defeat your biggest rivals in their own backyard. Roberto Martinez's men have been an impressive attacking outfit this season and Rodgers must win this integral fixture if he is to remain at the helm.

If he fails to beat the neighbours, he'll by no means face the axe as the owners will have no choice but to oblige to popular demand.

Tottenham Hotspur - Premier League 17/10

If Rodgers still happens to have a job, then after a gruesome international break he must lead his men to defeat a team who have finished above Liverpool every season apart from 1 in the last 5 years. 

Liverpool are currently a mid-table team and their fortunes must change fast, if Rodgers and co fail to produce against the North London outfit then it's fair to suggest that this away outing will be his last.

Chelsea - Premier League 31/10

What better day than Halloween to face the axe? At this point Rodgers has managed to just about keep his job and there'll be no better triumph than to defeat the current champions on their own stomping ground.

The Northern Irishman has not been able to defeat Jose Mourinho yet as a manager, a win here would solidify his job for quite some time and restore belief among the Liverpool fans.

Time is truly running out for the Premier League's 2nd longest reigning manager.

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